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. >> he was one of the most influential men in afghanistan. he was president of kandahar provincial council and of course half brother to the president of afghanistan and that gave him additional power. people in kandahar said you couldn't get anything done without going through him. his brother the president of afghanistan said his death is a reflection of the suffering of the afghan people. but l he was plagued by allegations throughout his political career that he was corrupt. and that he was also involved in the drug trade. these are allegations he denied. but those allegations floating out there serve to undermine u.s. and nato effort to create a stable government in afghanistan. and it also comes at a very bad time as the u.s. tries to draw back soldiers from afghanistan. highlighting the success they have had militarily in kandahar and in helman professor since. his death shows instability still exist ins those areas. this is abc news, afghanistan. >>> it was in afghanistan that one soldier displayed great courage and today president obama annualed his sacrifice. >>
defense gold medal. they with honored for rescuing a french helicopter crew in afghanistan last month after the french helicopter crashed in bad weather. captain mosier guided that mission. >>> and soldier from san francisco got home come he deserved today after so many years. eduardo tool died in germany during world war ii but he has been missing in action ever since. today o'toole welcomed home by veteran group. vick lee takened the service. if [ taps] officials heavy mist with gray if feel over the schlts he came home 66 years after killed in world war ii. he was identified through his dog tag and dental records. newspaper obit said o'toole had no surviving family members. that struck a chord with pat fichlt read it in the paper. and i thought there's no way i'm going to let him be buried with no one here. >>reporter: so she called her other friends. friends lake mag. >> when pat mentioned it at lunch i said i want to go. >>reporter: in fact she wore the navy necklace her dad gave her mom at the end of world war ii. >> just felt appropriate to wear it and be here. >>reporter
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